Topic: Your Rough Edges
Today’s Scripture: In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing… (Philippians 2:14, TLB)
Today’s Word: Some of the things that God has in your future you wouldn’t be able to handle if He gave them to you right now. He loves you too much to let that happen. He’s developing your character, growing you up. That boss who gets on your nerves, who doesn’t treat you right—you keep trying to pray him away. The reason he’s not going away is that God is using him like sandpaper to rub the rough edges off you. As you keep doing the right thing, keeping your mouth closed, being respectful, being faithful to your responsibilities, that’s doing a work in you. You couldn’t develop your character without him.
You may not like it, but God won’t allow a difficulty unless He is going to somehow use it for your good. This includes the closed doors you face, the delays, and the loan that didn’t go through. If you keep the right attitude, everything that happens in life will get you ready for the next level of your destiny.
A Prayer for Today: “Father, thank You that You never allow anything out of which You can’t bring good to me. Thank You that You are growing my character, growing me up through the difficulties I face. I believe that You have me right where You want me, and You’re taking me to the next level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen”
Joel Osteen Daily Devotional 22 March 2021 Monday Message. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.